Presentation on theme: "SATs 2014. SATs - Standard Assessment Tests - are used to measure progress. * Progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 is measured. On average a child."— Presentation transcript:
SATs - Standard Assessment Tests - are used to measure progress. * Progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 is measured. On average a child should make 2 whole levels progress throughout Key Stage 2. (From Y2 to Y6). *The scores are used to measure how well the children in our school are progressing. *Each year a percentage is used to show how many children meet their target of 2 levels progress and how many children meet the average level, or above, for Key Stage 2 children – Level 4.
SATs Teacher assessment is also another important part of the assessment process, with children’s progress being carefully assessed and moderated by Staff throughout the year. Information regarding Teacher Assessment predictions are shared with secondary schools around Easter time, in order to prepare for the induction of Year 7 pupils. Teacher Assessment levels and SAT levels are passed to secondary schools once results are returned.
2014 SATs Timetable
MATHS SATs Two written papers and a mental paper Papers A and B – both no calculator Written tests each 45 minutes long Tests all aspects of mathematics L3 -5 Equipment: ruler, protractor, mirror and tracing paper. Children encouraged to record jottings and show calculations. There are marks for calculations. Accurate drawing is needed to within 2mm accuracy. Some questions require explanations/reasoning as well as some straight forward computation. Each written paper (A and B) is 40% of overall mark.
MATHS SATs Mental paper CD of 20 questions. Questions have 5, 10 and 15 second recall timings. Jottings allowed but time is short, no time for written calculations. Some key numbers are recorded on answer sheets. Questions repeated twice each. 20% of overall maths mark.
MATHS SATs – other information Some children have a reader, 1-1 adult, to assist with reading of paper - no help with maths! Some children may have extra time. Criteria needs to be met. All children can have questions read to them if they ask – please encourage this as hearing a question can help with understanding! Time reminders given throughout test.
MATHS SATs – at home Things to work on at home to help your child: Mental skills- tables, number facts, doubles and halves, finding related facts... Maths games – Bare Necessities. Real life maths – shopping, cooking, decorating etc.. Mathletics and other interactive online study aids. Past papers/revision guides. Homework will be related to skills needed to be improved or rehearsed. Revision sites online.
Useful websites students/past-papers/ks2-sat-papers students/past-papers/ks2-sat-papers These websites are on the handout!
Literacy SATs Reading50 marks WritingTeacher Assessed level Punctuation and Grammar test. 50 marks Spelling20 marks
Literacy SATs Reading SAT The children have 1 hour to read the text booklet and answer the questions. Texts will get progressively more difficult as you go through the booklet. Children can refer to the booklet as many times as they like during the test. A range of answer formats are needed; short one word answers for 1 mark, several line answers for up to 2 marks, longer answers for up to 3 marks and some other answers involve ticking boxes, circling answers or matching. The test focuses on the full range of aspects of reading such as decoding meaning, retrieving information, interpreting events, commenting on structure and commenting on the writer’s use of language, purpose or viewpoint.
Literacy SATs Writing Writing is now wholly teacher assessed. Your child’s level will reflect their achievements in supported class work and during independent writing tasks. The school may be asked to supply samples of writing to external moderators to ensure accurate assessment and consistent application of standards.
Literacy SATs Spelling SAT The spelling SAT consists of 20 words to spell within the context of a sentence. The teacher will read the target word, then read the sentence before repeating the target word. When all the sentences and target words have been read, the teacher will read all 20 sentences again. There is no time limit for each word, or for the entire test although it estimated to take around 15 minutes. Spellings can be written in upper or lower case, or a mixture of the two.
Literacy SATs Other information There are no readers for the Reading and Spelling papers, as the necessary parts are read to the children by the teacher. Readers may be available for some children for the Grammar and Punctuation test. Children should be encouraged to use all of the time available and if at all possible to check their work thoroughly. Time reminders are given throughout the tests.
Literacy SATs Work to do at home to help your child When listening to children read, discuss the book and ask questions to help them practise retrieving information and inferring meaning. Revise the common spelling rules and patterns e.g. Plurals, -ly words, double consonants clap – clapping. Revise the language of Grammar, look for nouns, pronouns etc. in sentences when you are reading together. Practise short pieces of writing which include accurate punctuation, a variety of sentence openers and adventurous vocabulary. Use revision guides, websites and past papers to revise the different text types e.g. persuasive writing, instructional writing, story writing.
L6 papers Some children, who are demonstrating that they are working above level 5 when teacher assessed in their class work, may sit some or all of the level 6 papers. To achieve a L6 children must firstly achieve L5 on the main papers. Coverage is both KS2 and some KS3 curriculum.
L6 papers Maths: 2 papers each 30 mins long. Paper 2- calculator. Reading: 10 mins. reading and 50 mins. questions, approx 25 questions.(30-35marks)as far as we know. Writing, grammar and spelling:
Parents evenings feedback. Thursday 6 th Feb and Monday 10 th Feb.
Science sample A small sample of children may have to sit science papers in June. We will receive notification of whether we are involved in this in May. The most up to date information that we have suggests 3 short papers which will be externally administered. Individual scores will not be returned to the school.